Mavericks news: Abu Dhabi games announced, draft prospect workout set, more

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The Dallas Mavericks are headed overseas next season. Owner Mark Cuban wanted his team to face Real Madrid in the battle of Luka’s two professional franchises, which was announced for Oct. 10. That will not be the Mavs only game, though.

The NBA announced on Tuesday that Luka Doncic and company with face the Minnesota Timberwolves in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 5 and 7. It is the second straight year that the league will host games in Abu Dhabi, and fans can bet number 77 will be eager to put on a show for the fans.

The Dallas Mavericks only had preseason games in the 2022-23 season, but they will likely have at least four next season. Three will take place overseas, which should give fans worldwide a chance to watch Luka Doncic up close.

More Mavericks news

Jason Munz reported that Memphis guard Kendric Davis will work out with the Mavericks on May 2. The 5’11 point guard averaged 21.9 points, 5.4 assists, and 2.0 steals in 34.9 minutes per game during his senior season, but he is currently projected to go undrafted.

The 2023 FIBA World Cup draw took place over the weekend, and ESPN had plenty of say about Luka Doncic and Slovenia.

Tim Cato wrote a cannot miss piece about the Mavericks and their offseason plans (subscription required).

NBA news

Dillon Brooks will not return to the Memphis Grizzlies (subscription required), per Shams Charania.

James Harden dropped 45 points to lead the Sixers to a win over the Celtics in Boston in Game 1. Joel Embiid missed the contest with a knee injury, but Philly found a way to win anyways.

The Knicks are looking to even the series against the Miami Heat tonight, but injuries could be the story. Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle, and Jimmy Butler are all questionable with ankle injuries. Who is healthy enough to suit up, and how does that impact the series?

The Nuggets went up 2-0 over the Suns on Monday night as Chris Paul suffered a groin injury in the third quarter. CP3’s status is uncertain moving forward, and Phoenix already lacks depth. It won’t be easy for the Suns to get back into the series without Paul.

The Lakers and Warriors kick off their second-round series on Tuesday night, and it will be another epic showdown between Stephen Curry and LeBron James that fans won’t want to miss.

The Dallas Mavericks rumors are starting to heat up, and fans won’t want to miss a second of the news, so stay tuned for all the latest.

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